Sedation and Anesthesia

Some children may benefit from sedation or general anesthesia for dental care, including those who are highly anxious, have many dental needs, or have other special health care needs. Drs. LaRee Johnson and Clark Morris are dentists for kids, and as pediatric dentists, they are trained to evaluate children's dental and behavioral requirements and make recommendations for their care. Carolina Pediatric Dentistry offers moderate oral (conscious) sedation as well as general anesthesia at multiple locations, listed below, for your convenience.

We are committed to safe and compassionate care for all children, and before determining whether moderate sedation or general anesthesia may benefit your child, we would like to meet him/her for an initial visit. At this visit, we will complete a dental exam and discuss all available options for his/her care, including the risks and benefits of each option.

Moderate Oral (Conscious) Sedation: Your child will remain awake and responsive throughout this procedure. He or she will be prescribed a medicine that will be taken orally, treatment will be completed in our office, and he/she will return home afterwards.

General Anesthesia: Your child will be completely asleep for this procedure, and anesthesia is administered under the supervision of a highly trained anesthesia provider for the safety of your child. We are excited to be able to deliver general anesthesia at three locations for the convenience of your family.

1. WakeMed Raleigh Campus
3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

2. Surgical Center for Dental Professionals
2620 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

3. Carolina Pediatric Dentistry Downtown Raleigh
510 Glenwood Avenue, #110
Raleigh, NC 27603

General anesthesia for dental treatment at our Downtown Raleigh location will be provided by Dr. Dillon Atwood, a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist!

Carolina Pediatric Dentistry is thrilled to have Dr. Dillon Atwood as part of our dental team! Dr. Atwood attended Davidson College before completing his DDS at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He then completed training in Anesthesiology at Lutheran Medical Center in New York City. He practiced pediatric anesthesia in Arizona as well as anesthesia for individuals with special health care needs at Helen Hayes Hospital in NY. He is an active member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) and regularly lectures on safety and techniques of anesthesia. He is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist focused on providing general anesthesia to pediatric patients and individuals with special health care needs in private dental settings.

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